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Old 08-01-2015, 09:00 PM   #11
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:16 PM   #12
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Installed the surge protector this morning. Thanks for the suggestion about putting it behind the electrical panel.

On my Rockwood the actual cable entrance is in a small cupboard underneath the TV center, but the space there was pretty limited, but the power cable is then routed to the electrical panel which is under the fridge, and I was able to install it there with no issues. There was even enough loose cable to not need the extra 3ft of cable that I just bought from Lowes (oh well, I wasted a whole $5, nevermind).

I haven't properly fixed it down yet. I think I'm going to just use a couple of adhesive/velcro strips rather than screwing it down, since getting a screwdriver in there might be tricky.
I also need to drill a small hole to run the cable through for the separate display module.

Did you cover the display ?
I read that the switch turns protection on/off, not just turning the display on/off, so I'll need to mask over the display to stop it from being annoying/distracting
I did not cover the display. It is somewhat annoying, but not to bad, since I mounted it down low (by the electrical panel). I do find myself looking at it periodically just to check the voltage. I wanted to put the display in the panel with slide switches, awning, etc. but that is a long run. Maybe some day. Glad you got it mounted ok, as it sure gives you a sense of security.
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Old 08-01-2015, 10:12 PM   #13
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Yeah, I wouldn't even know how to get the cable over there neatly
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Old 08-02-2015, 11:06 AM   #14
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Thats why I put mine in the cabinet - I can check on it every time I grab a snack!


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Old 08-02-2015, 12:47 PM   #15
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Thats why I put mine in the cabinet - I can check on it every time I grab a snack!
Not sure there's any cabinet nearby that I could easily route a cable into, from behind the power panel, but I'll take a look next week when picking up the 5er for a trip
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Good to hear. I just bought one of the internal hard-wired Progressive surge protectors, the EMS-HW30C, but haven't installed it yet.

I'm planning to install this weekend, but am not sure where to install, since I don't recall the power cable routing in the 5er.

If anyone has installed one of these in a Forest River Rockwood UltraLite fifth wheel, could you let me know how/where you installed it. Would be most helpful.
(I'm guessing most models will have similar power cable routing, but mine's the 8281WS).

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Installed the surge protector this morning. Thanks for the suggestion about putting it behind the electrical panel.

On my Rockwood the actual cable entrance is in a small cupboard underneath the TV center, but the space there was pretty limited, but the power cable is then routed to the electrical panel which is under the fridge, and I was able to install it there with no issues. There was even enough loose cable to not need the extra 3ft of cable that I just bought from Lowes (oh well, I wasted a whole $5, nevermind).

I haven't properly fixed it down yet. I think I'm going to just use a couple of adhesive/velcro strips rather than screwing it down, since getting a screwdriver in there might be tricky.
I also need to drill a small hole to run the cable through for the separate display module.

Did you cover the display ?
I read that the switch turns protection on/off, not just turning the display on/off, so I'll need to mask over the display to stop it from being annoying/distracting
Maybe I missed the part about "turning off the dislay turns off protection". I don't believe it does that. When I leave my 5er (in seasonial site) I usually turn off the display. I have come back the following weekend and have had an error code (low voltage) displayed when I turn the display back on. I have to go out and turn off the 50Amp breaker , then turn it back on, clears the code. I may be wrong but I believe the protection remains in effect regardless of display ON or OFF. At least I hope so....
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Maybe I missed the part about "turning off the dislay turns off protection". I don't believe it does that. When I leave my 5er (in seasonial site) I usually turn off the display. I have come back the following weekend and have had an error code (low voltage) displayed when I turn the display back on. I have to go out and turn off the 50Amp breaker , then turn it back on, clears the code. I may be wrong but I believe the protection remains in effect regardless of display ON or OFF. At least I hope so....
Just got back from first trip with new fifth wheel, and with the progressive surge protector installed. All seemed good.
I might have to check with progressive, since I hoped that the switch was just for the display and not for protection, but left it switched on this trip just to be on the safe side ;-)
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the remote display only lets you know whats going on. unit still works if thats turned off.
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